The BIshop Canevin Boys Volleyball won the first set at Trinity but were unable to keep up the pace as they fell in four sets to the Hillers on the road on Tuesday night. The match was the section opener for both teams.
With the first set tied at five, Canevin took the lead on three big plays. An ace from Jack Staley, an overpass kill from Christian Andrews, and a block from Jordan Ruffing gave BC a three point lead. With the set tied at 22, a setters kill from Ruffing and an overpass kill by Carson Gaitens gave BC control of the first set and they won it 25-23.
In the second set Canevin jumped out to a 7-2 lead, but Trinity was able to hang close. With BC still leading by five in the middle of the set, Trinity went on a six point service run to tie the set. Then Trinity scored four more points on their serve to get to a 25-18 second set win. Unforced errors by the Crusaders led to 17 of Trinity’s points in the set.
Hitting errors continued to plaque Canevin the rest of the night, still BC took a 7-3 lead in the third set. But the same rotation gave Trinity another service run to take a 15-12 lead. Trinity kept the lead for the remainder of the set and won 25-22 to take the lead in the match.
With the fourth set tied at nine, it was again the sixth rotation that turned the set in Trinity’s favor. Five straight points gave Trinity a 14-9 lead that was never challenged before clinching the match with a 25-15 decision.
Andrews led BC with 8 kills. Staley added 5 kills and 2 aces. Joey Brooks and Gaitens also served 2 aces. Gaitens led the team with 4 blocks. Carmen Worrall had 3 blocks and Milko and Ruffing had 2 blocks. Ruffing had 11 assists.
The Crusaders drop to 0-1 in section play, 0-3 overall. Bishop Canevin’s next match is at home on Thursday night against section opponent Thomas Jefferson